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Dr Jessica Hutchings Extended Interview

By July 16, 2021One Comment

DR. JESSICA HUTCHINGS EXTENDED INTERVIEW

This is the full-length interview with Dr Jessica Hutchings for our film Hua Parakore: Living Indigenous Food Sovereignty.

Hua Parakore provides a framework using Indigenous values – Māori principles – for producing natural food without chemical inputs or GMO. It also encapsulates the Māori worldview in its approach to how food growers are verified as Hua Parakore, with principles that require practitioners to deeply consider such things as their connection with the land, its energy, the many species living on it, and their community.

Question timecodes
0:55: What was this land like when you arrived here?
3:28: Could you speak about the origin of the farm’s name, Papawhakaritorito?
4:48: What is Hua Parakore?
9:35: What are the core principles of Hua Parakore?
11:28: Could you elaborate on the core principle of ‘Whakapapa’?
15:25: Could you elaborate on the core principle of ‘Te Ao Tūroa’?
16:54: Could you elaborate on the core principle of ‘Mauri’?
19:52: Could you elaborate on the core principle of ‘Māramatanga’?
24:29: Could you elaborate on the core principle of ‘Mana’?
26:26: Could you elaborate on the core principle of ‘Wairua’?
27:45: What is the worldview behind the Hua Parakore framework?
31:05: How does Hua Parakore differ from organic certification schemes?
33:16: How does the process of becoming Hua Parakore verified differ to organic certification?
36:04: Could you speak to how biodynamics is incorporated into your Hua Parakore practice at Papawhakaritorito?
39:51: Could you explore the connections between healthy soil and healthy people?
42:16: What does the phrase food sovereignty mean?
48:42: What advice would you give to someone wanting to engage with Hua Parakore?
49:36: What place is there in Hua Parakore for Pākehā [non-Māori New Zealanders]?
51:07: How can Pākehā support Māori food sovereignty more generally?
53:41: How relevant is Hua Parakore beyond Aotearoa New Zealand?
56:13: How important is seed saving in the Hua Parakore framework?

Find out more about Hua Parakore
Te Waka Kai Ora: https://www.tewakakaiora.co.nz
Jessica Hutchings: https://jessicahutchings.org
Purchase Jessica’s book via the links on her website: https://jessicahutchings.org/books-and-offerings/

Credits
Directed & written by Jordan Osmond & Antoinette Wilson
Produced by Antoinette Wilson
Cinematography and editing by Jordan Osmond
Story feedback and suggestions from Nick Tucker
Te reo Māori subtitles by Melanie Nelson

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Hua Parakore: Living Indigenous Food Sovereignty
Hua Parakore was established in Aotearoa New Zealand by Te Waka Kai Ora, the National Māori Organic Authority. It provides a framework using Indigenous values – Māori principles – for producing natural food without chemical inputs or GMO. It also encapsulates the Māori worldview in its approach to how food growers are verified as Hua Parakore, with principles that require practitioners to deeply consider such things as their connection with the land, its energy, the many species living on it, and their community.

COMMENTS

  • blank James McCluskey says:

    This video would be more interesting to me if I could meander through the farm and experience what words can’t describe.

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